Croydon Small Pet Boarding offers home boarding for small animals such as hamsters, gerbils, mice, rats and more.
We have our own small pets - two gerbils and two dwarf hamsters. Your pet will be looked after with the same care and dedication and in accordance with their individual needs.
Regular photo updates can be provided during your pet's stay if you request this during booking, or you can email me at any time for an update.
Your pet can be accommodated in their own cage, or cages are available for hire for some species if your own cage is not portable. We have a few cages which all meet the minimum space requirements for the relevant species.
While you will need to provide your pet's dry food, seed or pellets, fresh food and hay can be provided if your pet usually eats it. We can try to accommodate any special food requests. Some of our past guests have enjoyed treats like boiled egg and pasta, so please let us know if there's something your pet is used to having.
We can provide handling and exercise for your pets during their stay. We use either indoor runs or a safe free range area depending on the animal.
Health & Hygiene:
If your pet is unwell or injured during their stay veterinary care will be provided. Any fees will be payable by you on collection of your pet.
Your pet's cage will be spot cleaned (obvious dirty or wet areas cleaned) during their stay, and if necessary a full clean will be done. For small mammals we usually use Fitch, which is a low dust paper bedding. You are welcome to provide your own bedding if your pet is used to something different.
Small Pet Boarding Prices
Hamsters, gerbils, mice: £4 per night per cage. This includes bedding, and fresh food and hay if your pet usually eats it. You will need to provide your pet's dry food, their bathing/litter sand and treats.
Rats: £6 per night for up to four in one cage. An additional £0.75 per night for each additional rat after the first four. This includes bedding, litter and fresh food if your rats usually eat it. You will need to provide your rats' dry food and any special treats.
All other species: Enquire for prices
Hire of a cage: £1 extra per night, to a minimum of £10. So hire of a cage for 3 nights will still cost £10. This is to cover the initial cost of bedding and time spent setting up the cage, which is the same regardless of the length of the stay.
We accept the following payment methods: Online payment in advance via iZettle Cash at drop off Card payment at drop off
Susanna looked after my 5 pet rats brilliantly. She took them out to play each day and sent me regular photos and videos which was so reassuring. I would definitely use her services again!
From Matthew McGuire on
Croydon Small Pet Boarding took great care of our dwarf Russian hamster while we were away for a month. They kept us informed about how he was settling in and sent weekly updates with pictures.
He came back very happy and in great condition. We'll definitely be using them again next time we go on holiday.
From SP and Jill on
Susanna has looked after our two gerbils twice. Both times we felt they had the very best care, and they returned to us healthy and contented. She has a deep affinity for animals and treats them with the same love as she would her own. She is also a real expert who has given us lots of great advice to help us care for our gerbils better. I highly recommend Susanna!
From Natalie Marshall on
Boarders Response:Thank you :)
Susanna was a very nice person and the perfect person to take care of our hamster Hamlet who after spent quite a long time with her was really happy and healthy. he became very active and he was really happy. she always keep us updated and sent lovely videos to see him.
thank you so much for everything!! hamlet miss you ;)
From Constanza PavÃa Lantero on
Boarders Response:Thank you for your lovely comments :)
Susanna looked after our hamster for 2 nights and we couldn't be happier with the care she received. She provides a home from home for your pet, sends you updates and all at a very competitive rate. My daughter is very interested in hamsters as a species and Susanna took extra time to talk to her about them - she is our hero!
From Anita on
Boarders Response:Thank you! It was a pleasure to talk to your daughter about hamsters as a fellow hamster enthusiast!
Susanna looked after our hamster while we were on holiday and she was absolutely amazing.Â He was notÂ only looked after but also treatedÂ with so much love.Â Â Susanna provided us with frequent updates , photos and videos; Scottie had a lot of fun.Â We will definitelyÂ book again soon, as we cannot imagine a better place for him.Â Thank you Susanna for all yourÂ help.
From Katerina on
Boarders Response:Thank you so much and we would love to have Scottie back in future :)
Susanna is an amazing gerbil carer. My boy Moon went to stay with her for around a month and came back transformed. He was adopted so has always been a bit shy and only was open with me, since staying with Susanna, he is confident and curious with everyone. He also came home very healthy and it looked as if he was about two years younger!
From Liana on
Boarders Response:Thank you for the great review and I'm happy to hear that Moon is more confident!
Susanna was very lovely and our pet hamster Luna was well looked after
We have her booked in again and have no worries for this
And in future we know who to go to
Thank you Susanna
From Geraldine on
Boarders Response:Thank you for your lovely comments and I look forward to seeing Luna again soon!